Monday, February 8, 2010

Mixed Media Painted Fabric

I took Judy Coats Perez's Mixed Media workshop on Saturday.
It was great fun. It's been a long time since I painted anything and the brush felt like an old friend.
Here are Judy's class samples.

Judy is a fun teacher. I recommend that you take one her classes if you get the chance.
We collaged black and white images onto white cotton fabric and painted over the images with transparent fabric paint.
Here is my first attempt.
and my second.

After drawing a primitive drawing on the dry underpainting, we painted the background with metallic paint.
Here's my first painting. I like this one better. The background is more turquoise and green in person.
And my second.
I think this one needs another layer of green leaves.
Here is Deborah's underpainting.
And Michelle's.

Jo painting the metallic layer.
Sherrie's metallic layer.
Naomi's second layer.
I really had fun with this and plan to do more.


Carol C said...

Wow!! This looks like fun!!! Good for you!!

Relentless Toil said...

You are so fortunate! Beautiful work. How is the drape/hand of the fabric after all the collage, underpainting, and metallic coat? Pretty stiff and chewy I'd bet, but still takes a needle well?

Tonya Littmann said...

It's pretty stiff. I plan to make a purse so a canvas-like fabric will be fine. Judy Perez has made several art quilts and stiff is not a problem. I plan to machine quilt the fabric to cotton batting when I'm finished layering.

Fannie said...

Sorry to have missed this. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing.

Congrats on your son's achievements. Bravo. Your heart must be dancing.